Sun bear locked up in a home in Kuching, NGOs furious

KUCHING: After a case in which a sun bear cub was ‘mistaken’ for a dog and kept in a condominium in Kuala Lumpur, last June, another one was allegedly spotted here, locked up in a cage at a residential home

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Haze situation continues to improve in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Air quality throughout the country improved at noon when the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading continued to decline with only 14 areas recording unhealthy API compared with 25 areas at 7am this morning. According to the Malaysian Air

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Imran: Yes, Pakistan army and ISI trained al-Qaeda terrorists

NEW YORK: In an explosive admission by Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan yesterday acknowledged that the country had trained terrorists belonging to al Qaeda – the group responsible for the 9/11 terror attacks. Speaking at the US think tank Council

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Gobind: 5G trials going nationwide from Oct

KUALA LUMPUR: The 5G trials launched in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya last April are to be expanded nationwide, with the 5G demonstration projects around the country set to begin next month, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said today. “It

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1MDB trial: Witness testimony on Jho Low just hearsay

KUALA LUMPUR: The defence team of former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak urged for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB)-linked fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho or Jho Low to be produced as soon as possible. Counsel Tan Sri Muhammad Shafee

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Zeti: Dr M is aware of Jalil’s appointment as PNB CEO

KUALA LUMPUR: Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) group chairman Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz has clarified that the fund’s new chief executive officer (CEO) Jalil Rasheed was appointed through a proper procedure. She denied claims that Jalil’s appointment was at

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Haze emergency: Malaysian students in Pekanbaru, Jambi evacuated

PUTRAJAYA: About 280 Malaysian students in Pekanbaru and Jambi, Indonesia, will be evacuated after a state of emergency was declared in Riau due to the haze, said the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA). Of these, 160 students will be brought

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Paul Yong rape trial: Maid probably a ‘political pawn’, says lawyer

IPOH: The Indonesian maid who was alleged to have been sexually assaulted by Perak state executive councillor Paul Yong could have been used as a ‘political pawn’, said her family’s lawyer. The lawyer said this at the Sessions Court today

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Press group: Restrictions aimed at ‘gagging’ Kashmiri media

SRINAGAR (Jammu and Kashmir): With the communication blockade in Kashmir region entering its 50th day yesterday, the Kashmir Press Club (KPC) said the “unreasonable restrictions” are aimed at “gagging the press,” Anadolu Agency reported, quoting the press club’s statement. “The

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Messi awarded FIFA Player of the Year award

ROME: Lionel Messi won the FIFA Men’s Player of the Year award yesterday with Megan Rapinoe, who spearheaded the United States to Women’s World Cup title, pocketing the women’s prize. Barcelona striker Messi edged out Virgil Van Dijk, who won

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